Different Ways To Put on a Bridle
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Different Ways To Put on a Bridle

This is a discussion on Different Ways To Put on a Bridle within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Why do polo bridles have two nosebands
  • Easy to put on bridle

Like Tree4Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-22-2012, 10:38 PM
  #1
Weanling
Different Ways To Put on a Bridle

Yesterday I went to a barn to try three horses for lease(one of which I absoloutley love and will talk about another day) the owner seemed to want to tack up the horse by herself, and I let her.
When she put on the (English) bridle she had the noseband already buckled and slid the noseband around the horses nose while she put the bit in. I have never seen anyone do this before as I was taught and observed people buckling it after they put the bit in.
I was wondering if anyone does it this way, my way, or a different way and why they do it that particular way. Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-22-2012, 10:48 PM
  #2
Showing
I put the bit in first, over the off-side ear, then the near ear, noseband is unlatched so I line it up and fasten it.

Was it a bosal/sidepull? If so that's what I've seen people do instead of put a bit in, they slip their horse's nose into the nosepiece.
Wallaby likes this.
     
    06-22-2012, 10:53 PM
  #3
Super Moderator
I call that being lazy. I always unbuckle the caveson.
     
    06-22-2012, 11:11 PM
  #4
Started
Laziness. I always unbuckle the noseband when putting on an english bridle. The bit goes in first, then the nearesar to me, then I slip under the neck and pull the other ear through. It's the same process with any bridle, western or english, sidepull, etc...
     
    06-22-2012, 11:15 PM
  #5
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
Was it a bosal/sidepull? If so that's what I've seen people do instead of put a bit in, they slip their horse's nose into the nosepiece.
No, it was a regular cavesson, as the other person said, I think they're just being lazy.
     
    06-22-2012, 11:21 PM
  #6
Showing
If it works for her, what does it matter. I've had unbuckled cavessons that seemed to have a mind of their own, going everywhere but where they should. Sometimes buckling makes it easier especially with a horse that loses it's patience.
     
    06-23-2012, 12:13 AM
  #7
Weanling
Was it the cavesson, or the flash? Because I never bother to unbuckle my flash (so obviously, it's not particularly tight) - it's very easy to slip a buckled flash on before you do up the cavesson.
     
    06-23-2012, 12:43 AM
  #8
Foal
As long as it wasn't still buckled when it came OFF the horse, I see no problem. We do a lot of lessons at my barn and so we get kids pulling off bridles that still have all the buckles done up, which drives me crazy. It can't be comfortable for the poor horse, to have that tight loop yanked over his nose!
     
    06-23-2012, 09:55 AM
  #9
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by goingnowhere1    
When she put on the (English) bridle she had the noseband already buckled and slid the noseband around the horses nose while she put the bit in. I have never seen anyone do this before as I was taught and observed people buckling it after they put the bit in.
I do it this way on my qh, simply because the noseband on that bridle is quite complicated to buckle/unbuckle. It's a wide, nice soft leather noseband that just slid right in place as the horse takes the bit, horse would care less about it (I also don't keep it very tight BTW). On my paint (I use hunter bridle with narrow noseband) I always have it unbuckled.
     
    06-28-2012, 01:07 AM
  #10
Foal
Was the cavesson actually tight? For all the polo bridles, we had two nosebands - a wide, loose cavesson (think a hole or two looser than a normal cavesson sans flash) for the tie down and, for most, a drop or grackle noseband. The drop/grackle was always undone, but we never unbuckled the cavesson - just slipped it over their nose inside the cheeks. I'm not sure, but it might have been because people kept losing the rings on the cavesson for clipping the tie down to. XD
     

Tags
noseband, styles

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The ways of my Wild Ones VanillaBean Member Journals 13 05-01-2012 09:30 PM
Different ways to ask for a canter barnbumcarie Western Riding 18 12-07-2011 11:13 PM
Some ways to get involved wannahorse22 Horse Talk 13 12-30-2009 10:29 AM
50 Ways To... sparky Jokes and Funnies 7 01-07-2008 05:31 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0